I rode in a car with my nephews last week, and Readers, I have learned much. I have long known (and cherished knowing) that there are books out there that speak in a particular way to everyone, but I saw this one up close and personal, and…wow. I give you:
Can you guess what it's about? I bet you can.
My excellent nephews were listening to the audio book, and they couldn't wait to get back in the car to listen to it at any and every opportunity. I was treated to the extended play-by-play that is the book's last section: the Big Game. A lot of passages like "he bounced a pass off the backboard!" They were rapt.
This is exactly the sort of book that needs to find its way into the hands of more kids, because they will be so happy. Kids who can follow play by play and know what it means (unlike me). Kids who are all about whether the travel team will win the big game.
Do you have or know this sort of kid? Find this book—there are apparently tons of them, lots of team books—and give it to him. Or her. I am endlessly happy these exist, because we will all, at one time or another, come across the person who needs it, and we'll know just what to do.
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Yes Diamond! Mike Lupica is a BIG winner in our family. Also Gary Paulsen. And for younger kids there is Matt Christopher.
Thanks for the post!
Fantastic. My 11 year old son is headed to visit grandparents this weekend and I’m getting that book right away! Thanks, Diamond!